'We did not misuse any visas': Infosys

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 28 July 2011, 11:29 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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'We did not misuse any visas': Infosys
Bangalore: The Infosys visa scam took a new turn when the company presented a written statement stating that it has not misused any visas and the staffer Jack Palmer's allegations were full of exaggerations, falsehood and inaccuracies.

India's second-largest technology giant Infosys technologies claimed that the U.S. employee Jay Palmer, who has accused the company for visa fraud is spreading false rumors to acquire a large amount of profit in monetary terms.

Reports reveal that Palmer had filed a complaint in a court at Lowndes Country, Albama in February this year charging that the IT firm had misused B1 (business visa) to bring Indian employees to the U.S. to work at client sites.

The case was transferred to the Federal Court by Infosys as it is not present in Albama. Paul N Gottsegen, Chief Marketing Officer, Infosys mentioned in an email statement that "Palmer is intending to spread falsehood about Infosys and our business practices as broadly as possible in order to advance his objective of getting a big payout from the company."

The member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on "The Economic Imperative for Enacting Immigration Reform," Senator Grassley had submitted Palmer's testimony during a hearing. In his testimony Palmer had accused that the company was off shoring unskilled people from India on B-1 (business visa) to work at client sites and that he was also forced to cooperate with the company for this "unlawful" task.

In his allegation Palmer had also listed the names of American clients, which includes Wal-Mart, Johnson Control, Goldman Sachs and American Express where Infosys allegedly had extended B1 (business visa) holders.

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